“INSA has already started genome sequencing for the final confirmation of these cases, however, the predictive value of the tests already carried out is very high”, says a note from the Institute, which is attentive to the possible presence of cases of the variant Omnicron.
All those who traveled on this Maputo-Lisbon flight will have to comply with 14 days of quarantine.
In all, 261 passengers came on the flight. 218 were tested in Lisbon, the others were in transit and continued on their journey.
Flights to and from Mozambique are suspended. The measure has been in effect since midnight.
It covers not only flights to and from Mozambique but also those connecting Portugal to South Africa, Botswana, Essuatini, Lesotho, Namibia and Zimbabwe.
These restrictions come after the European Union has expressed concerns about the new Omicron variant and proposed containment measures.
Repatriation flights from Mozambique to Portugal will be organized.
The Portuguese government left this guarantee but has not yet put forward dates.
The head of diplomacy asks for patience from those affected by the decision to interrupt air links between the two countries because of the pandemic.
The Portuguese government’s decision to immediately suspend flights to and from Mozambique is affecting hundreds of TAP passengers who were going to travel in the next few days.
In the Mozambican capital, RTP correspondent Pedro Martins discovered public health doctors on vacation or doing voluntary work, a Portuguese woman residing in Maputo who had a surgery scheduled for Portugal and a banker who fears he will not be able to spend Christmas with them. 92-year-old parents.